Skiing moguls can be a little intimidating when first starting out. When you are first trying to ski bumps, find a small bump field to ski across. Ski across the mogul field and keep your head level, hands in front, weight over your feet, and skis constantly on the snow. Let the mogul push your skis up then extend when going down the mogul. Once you feel comfortable with that exercise, it’s time to ski down the moguls.
Here’s How to Ski Moguls Like a Pro
Start Slow and Focus on Technique
Start on a low angle pitch with small moguls. The moguls should be spaced out with plenty of room to stop if you need to.Be sure to keep your head level, make pole plants with the downhill pole, and anticipate what’s ahead of you. Don’t worry about speed, you really want to focus on technique so you don’t pick up any bad habits. Speed will come with time and practice
Method 1.) Use the Top of the Mogul to Turn
Most people think you alway want to ski around the moguls, but turning on top of the mogul can be easier. Once you get into a nice rhythm, you’ll find the mogul helps you make the turn.
Method 2.) Turn Around the Mogul
When the bumps are closer together, you can turn around them. Make smooth, controlled turns around the moguls keeping your weight forward
Method 3.) Combine 1 and 2 (Best Method)
If you use a combination of these two methods it will allow you to ski all types of bumps. Once you feel good skiing the smaller bumps, its time to try the steeper, bigger ones. When skiing the big moguls try to use the back of the bumps as a brake to help slow you momentum.. Be sure to keep your feet close together and make a partial “french fry” stop on the backside of the mogul then make the turn around the mogul. This will prevent you from going too fast and crashing into a mogul going mach three. It’s important to think two to three moguls ahead when you start your descent, otherwise you can lose control quickly.
Try to get into a nice easy rhythm when going down the hill. By combining all three of these methods you’ll be a regular be Jonny Moseley on the slopes.